Jump to content
jbmaine

ghosts / spirits / of pets

Recommended Posts

hi all,

 I'm sure this is going to sound strange, but here goes.

 

My wife and I got together going on 17 years now. Soon after we decided we'd like a couple of pets. I've always been a dog person, but due to circumstances we decided on getting cats. We found a couple of kittens, brother and sister, litter mates, at a rescue center.

 

I had always thought of cats as pretty much distant and aloof. I guess we just got lucky, but these were the most people friendly cats I've ever seen. They were always in our laps, want to play, just followed us around everywhere in the house.  If I was outside doing yard work our boy kitty would  go from window to window, watching me the whole time ( they were indoor cats). And smart!, when we went to bed we shut the bedroom door ( otherwise they'd keep us up) and they did not like it. We always said good night to them before going to bed, so to keep us up they took turns hiding at bed time. I could go on , but safe to say, they stole our hearts.

 

Two years ago we lost our boy to cancer, it tore us apart, our little girl kitty kept looking for him for the longest time.

 

As of today we are soon to lose our little girl. She is old, has medical issues and has been fading fast. She has pretty much stopped eating and is shutting down. we expect to lose her any time. Thankfully she doesn't seem to be in pain, but we are heart broken. They are/ were like our children.

 

 This will sound strange, but over the last couple of weeks my wife and I have caught glimpses of our boy kitty out of the corner of our eye. We've also felt his presences and heard noises only he made.

 

This part is even stranger. I have an old wall clock that belonged to my grand parents. Its 100 years old but still ran and chimed. Our boy was fascinated by it. He would insist on being picked up to watch as I wound it. About the time we  lost our boy kitty it stopped, would not run, sounded like something was broken. As I thought repairs would be expensive I just left it on the wall. Some time ago we had a few extra$ and decided to get it fixed. As I started to take it off the wall it just started running. Later we realized it started running on the one year anniversary of his passing. Now ever since it started running Our little girl kitty became fascinated with it, and would insist on being picked up to watch me wind it. Even yesterday, as weak as she is, she begged to be picked up to watch me, purring the whole time.

 

Call us crazy but we are convinced that our clock running is a sign our boy kitty's spirit is still with us and his stronger presence is a sign he's here , waiting for his sister to join him.

                                   Jim

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife says she sees our long-gone cats our of the corner of her eye every now and then.  Once I swore I caught a glimpse of one of them on our bed, looking at me like she always did.

 

Strange games the mind plays.  Maybe it's real, maybe not.  Hard to say.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

So I guess the winter's are long in Maine too . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The easiest way to get over the grief of losing a pet is to bring a new bundle of joy

into your life. 

 

:love-093:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Glenn said:

My wife says she sees our long-gone cats our of the corner of her eye every now and then.  Once I swore I caught a glimpse of one of them on our bed, looking at me like she always did.

 

Strange games the mind plays.  Maybe it's real, maybe not.  Hard to say.

My last cat I had to have put down due to his failing kidneys, he was 14 years old and acted more like a dog than anything.  Super friendly, greeted everybody that walked into my home, and got along great with my dogs.  I still see him out of the corner of my eye every so often.  Just last night I was sitting at my basement workbench servicing my reels and I caught him out of the corner of my eye.  I miss him tons.  Especially those mornings he would jump up on my bed and gently pat my mouth to wake me up for work.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four particles, four forces and one Higgs field.  These account for You, Me, and everything else in our everyday world.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies everyone.

 

Our little girl kitty left us two mornings ago, at 5:30 A.M. We knew she was going and stayed up all night holding her.

 It was heart breaking. 

 

Some say a cardinal is a sign from heaven. The last two days we saw cardinals in a bush by our back sliding door. This afternoon we had three cardinals sitting in the bush just looking at us for over two hours. We've never seen this before and somehow it made us feel a little better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/27/2019 at 7:35 PM, jbmaine said:

Thanks for the replies everyone.

 

Our little girl kitty left us two mornings ago, at 5:30 A.M. We knew she was going and stayed up all night holding her.

 It was heart breaking. 

 

Some say a cardinal is a sign from heaven. The last two days we saw cardinals in a bush by our back sliding door. This afternoon we had three cardinals sitting in the bush just looking at us for over two hours. We've never seen this before and somehow it made us feel a little better.

Sorry for the loss of your putty tat.  :  (

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As I have written in the Forum in the past, my house is haunted.

 

Every so often I will see a flash of something moving fast in the upstairs hallway. Of course, nothing is there when I check on it.

 

You and your wife could be reading too much into the situation. Then again you may not. So sorry to read about your last pet's condition. Pets are members of your family and to lose one is very heartbreaking.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×